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For the seventh consecutive year, The Immokalee Foundation has earned the Candid 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency, putting the Foundation in the top 0.1% of charities nationally in terms of transparency.

 For over 31 years, The Immokalee Foundation has been preparing the next generation of leaders through a 100% focus on education, career readiness, and professional development for students in Immokalee—from kindergarten to postsecondary education. The Foundation provides new pathways to success and financial independence through robust programming that prepares students for well-paying, in-demand professional careers in Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Education & Human Services, Engineering & Construction Management and Healthcare.

 Candid Platinum status demonstrates The Immokalee Foundation’s exceptional trustworthiness, financial strength, fiscal management best practices, and tangible successful outcomes in its mission of creating pathways to successful professional careers for the students of Immokalee.

 Previously known as the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency, Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces in 2019 to become Candid. To earn Platinum status, The Immokalee Foundation disclosed extensive information through its Candid Nonprofit Profile. The in-depth data encompasses the Foundation’s organizational background, in-depth financial data, and qualitative and quantitative information about its goals, strategies, capabilities and results.

 Philanthropists, donors and foundations who support charitable organizations rely upon the Candid rating as a verified indicator strength, proficiency, and effectiveness of nonprofits.

 A member of The Immokalee Foundation’s Class of 2023, Ivan Gonzalez has taken advantage of its robust career-focused programming since 8th grade. With his eye on a career in aircraft maintenance, Ivan plans to join the United States Air Force and credits his Immokalee Foundation-sponsored internship at Naples Air Center for providing first-hand exposure to the aviation industry. Ivan is just one of over 1,300 students The Immokalee Foundation has supported this year alone.

 “One hundred percent of our high school graduates pursue a postsecondary education. Though the majority attend a college or university, students like Ivan honor all of us by choosing the educational resources of the U.S. Armed Forces,” said Noemi Y. Perez, President and CEO of The Immokalee Foundation. “We are so honored to help prepare the workforce of the future, regardless of the professional careers they choose to pursue.”

 About The Immokalee FoundationTo learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, become a mentor, signature events, volunteer as a career panel speaker or host, donate, or include the Foundation in your estate plans, please call 239-430-9122 or visit  

 About Candid: Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid’s data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world. Find out more at and on Twitter @CandidDotOrg.

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